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The element that characterizes the territory of Impruneta is undoubtedly the production of terracotta. This ceramic material represents a heritage of great value and pride for the entire community. Let's start from where everything starts, from the earth.

"It is a land particularly rich in carbonates and iron oxide" - he says Marco Masini, Masini Impruneta furnace - "which gives it that great resistance to atmospheric agents. They are pots that we guarantee up to at least -20 ° "

For centuries the techniques of this discipline have been handed down from generation to generation, the first furnaces were born in the Middle Ages, but only between the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries the terracotta landed in the art of gardens.

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"The old furnace kiln, now used as a warehouse, dates back to 1800" - he says Marco - "below is a tunnel where the wood was placed, the oven door was closed with dry bricks and then smeared after drying"

Today, terracotta is used for both practical and aesthetic purposes, and many of the techniques used for the production of artifacts, the most requested of the Colombino.

"They are vases that are born from a clod of earth that is used to make the bottom of the vase. Processing continues, completely manual, adding the earth in a circular way. This method allows you to have unique vases, each one different from the other. "

Terracotta is confirmed as a product with ancient origins that manages to cross every space-time boundary.

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